New Perspectives on Financing Small Cap SME’s in Emerging Markets: The Case for Mezzanine Finance
Author(s): E. Benink, R. Winters
Published by: RebelGroup


“In search for new models to provide risk capital, mezzanine finance blends elements from traditional Private Equity (PE) and debt financing into a unique product. Its an additional offering in the SME finance ecosystem for missing middle entrepreneurs.

As a relatively young and rather complex segment in the impact investing space, this commissioned study provides an understanding of the specificities, diversity (and complexities) of Mezzanine Financing, critical to spurring innovative thinking on both the fund manager- and investor-sides, so products may be improved and models may be more scalable.

This study is the first of its kind and represents a first step into building small cap SME mezzanine finance as an asset class on its own.”